Factorylux Maria 180 Architectural Lights were specified as kitchen ceiling lights for a home in Ladbroke Grove London. The architecture for the project was by Stiff + Trevillion with interior design by Turner Pocock and the home recently featured in House and Garden magazine.
The kitchen ceiling lights were installed in the basement of the north Kensington Edwardian semi-detached home of Claire Spencer-Churchill and her husband Dominic. Prior to the development, the house was two flats and the conversion amalgamated both flats. A side and rear extension were added and the enlarged basement now houses a kitchen, family rooms and a playroom.
A light and airy feel in the basement is achieved with skylights, crittal windows and doors which open onto the back garden, and a pale palette of materials including marble worksurfaces. An exposed London brick wall and sofa with a strong geometric pattern add visual interest to what might otherwise be too sparse a space.
Four Maria 180 Architectural Lights are installed above the kitchen island and fitted with the classic Pear Shape Squirrel Cage Filament Bulbs. The fittings provide effective task lighting above the work surface while the decorative simplicity of their form – slim dark bronze stems with two 90 degree bends and E27 lamp holders – complement the interior design in the basement kitchen. The lights are made entirely in the UK – machining of the brass components and final assembly and testing. In addition to the Maria 180, there’s a straight version – the Maria Tall.